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Over The Rainbow: Ridgeline High Incident Goes Viral, Prompts Rally


Although there were loud cheers when a student cut down a Pride flag at Ridgeline High School on Tuesday, a pro-LGBTQ rally outside the school Wednesday faced no vocal opposition.

About 75 parents and supporters gathered in a designated area near the Millville school’s north doors as classes were being let out for the day. Many demonstrators carried rainbow flags similar to the one shown on several widely circulated videos being cut down in the school commons area the day before, but none of the students leaving in their cars or on foot Wednesday offered anything but support for the crowd.


Spencer Wilkinson, a Ridgeline freshman who took one of the videos and identifies as sexually fluid, didn’t go to school on Wednesday because of safety fears but attended the rally with a parent. Read the rest of the story on HJnews.com.


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.